REVIEW: Cinderella (2015)

Last month, Disney released The Lion King, their latest and cash-grabbiest live-action remake. With this in mind, I’d like to take a look back at my personal favorite product of this trend, 2015’s Cinderella. Although the film opened to a strong box office and mostly positive reviews, it has since all but dropped off the… Continue reading REVIEW: Cinderella (2015)

REVIEW: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

Usually I have reservations when a sequel, spin-off, or basically any continuation of a movie I liked is announced; however, I could not have been more ready for more after I saw DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon. The first movie introduced a breathtaking world full of interesting characters, and there was still plenty more… Continue reading REVIEW: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

REVIEW: The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)

“There’s a clock in the walls. We don’t know what it does, except… something horrible.” Last Friday, Universal released The House with a Clock in Its Walls, based on the 1973 John Bellairs children’s mystery novel of the same name. I had never read or heard of the book, but the film’s trailers and cast… Continue reading REVIEW: The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)

Rotten Tomatoes and the Standards of Criticism

Rotten Tomatoes is once again in the news, this time because it is revamping its criteria for determining which critics will be included in the site’s much-cited Tomatometer. The focus will now be on getting “innovative thinkers and commentators who have seized on new platforms, developed their own sites and publications, or forged strong freelance… Continue reading Rotten Tomatoes and the Standards of Criticism